Nude Descending a Staircase (after de Kooning)

I was making a personal transition with my artwork from the literal to something less literal, deviling into abstraction when I became aware of Marcel Ducamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, which I found fascinating. It was from that artwork that I started to study the Abstract Expressionist, first Arshile Gorky then Willem de... Continue Reading →

Second Vaccine shot – Done!

Yes, I just received my second COVID vaccine shot yesterday afternoon. Cool! Just a little bit sore spot on my arm, but otherwise, no issues. Being a science-geek and involved with pharmaceutical development, I believe in the science of vaccines. I have never thought of the earth being flat. I understand that the full immunization... Continue Reading →

Hard edge abstractions

In the 1960's there were a series of hard edge schools of abstraction, most notely Op-Art and Color Field. Besides the hard edges, with sharply defined borders, the artwork incorporated flat fields of color within the shapes. The hard edge painting was an America West Coast style of painting as compared to the gestural form... Continue Reading →

Sub-atomic Landscape

I am working on a new series of sub-atomic landscapes, which is a place/condition/state that we really cannot fathom. Interestingly physicists have started to determine that what might be occurring in our sub-atomic world is equally relevant to how the universe functions. My fascination with Quantum Mechanics still goes unabated. Featured artwork, Sub-Atomic Landscape¬†LSTa092222-03-01¬†is 24... Continue Reading →

Moab Slickrock Metallic

LSTa9793 Douglas Stockdale copyright 2020 At the end of 2020 I was exclusively printing the Quantum Elements series on the Hahnemuehle Rag Metallic, nevertheless as I stated in at the beginning of this year, I am still trying other media that might provide a similar shimmer and luminance to the physical print object. The Moab... Continue Reading →

Science + rainwater = caustic networks

LSTa0053 copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 I am still working with my images from my last day-trip down to the local creek. This image, LSTa0053, is another interesting mashup of caustic networks with other refractions. I note that there is almost a transition point between the basic two types of refractions, something I will explore during... Continue Reading →

Quantum Elements – Winter rain

LSTa0066 copyright Douglas Stockdale 2021 Well I know what I should be doing. I have an solo exhibition that I should be promoting (well I guess this counts a little) as well as my book development workshop in March, see below. I know that 'promoting' these events is suppose to be all sorts of social... Continue Reading →

Science + landscape = art

I have been puzzling over the resulting artwork that stems from my interest in science when using the landscape as my subject for investigation. I think it is helping to work on my artist statement, while doing so this week, I thought back to the presentation that Meghann Riepenhoff provided at Medium Photo a couple... Continue Reading →

Abstract art for Abstractions sake?

This weekend I found myself spending a lot of time just staring (studying?) the initial prints from my new series Quantum Elements. I found myself questioning the underlying reason why I am creating this series of abstractions. I know what turned me onto this series in the first place; capturing the visual effects that link... Continue Reading →

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